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Wednesday Night Live in the Lounge with Wayne De La Cruz Organ Trio
Wednesday, August 28 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM| $10
Doors open 6:30PM | Show 7:30PM to 10PM
WAYNE DE LA CRUZ TRIO featuring Wayne De La Cruz, organ; Jeff Massanari, guitar; and Kent Bryson, drums.
Hammond organist Wayne de la Cruz began his professional career in 1973 playing his first paying gig on Hammond organ at the age of 16. Since then he has performed with Randy Vincent, Pete Yellin, Mimi Fox, Maria Muldaur, Mary Wells, Vernelle Anders, Terri Lynn Carrington, Allison Miller, Wally Schnalle, Terrence Brewer, Alex Call, The Johnny Nocturne Band, and The Legion of Mary, among many others.
Guitarist Jeff Massanari was born in Goshen, Indiana and moved to Washington DC at age 9. By the time he was 17 he was performing and teaching jazz and blues in the Washington DC area. After studying at Berklee School of Music, Jeff moved to the Bay Area where has performed with vocalists Paula West, Brenda Boykin, Denise Perrier, Nicolas Bearde, Kenny Washington, and Pamela Rose, and instrumentalists Wally Schnalle, Jeff Pittson, Charles McNeil, Vince Lateano, Noel Jewkes, Charlie McCarthy, Jeff Chambers, The Johnny Nocturne Band, The Murasaki Ensemble, Swing Fever, and the San Francisco Symphony.
Drummer Kent Bryson is a Bay Area native. He has performed at numerous Jazz and Blues festivals throughout the US, Canada, Italy, Germany, and Japan. Kent has worked with Howard Alden, Ernestine Anderson, Tee Carson, Joyce Cooling, Bob Florence, Terry Gibbs, John Handy, Eddie Henderson, Plas Johnson, Kim Nalley, David “Fathead” Newman, Lennie Niehaus, Ken Peplowski, Denise Perrier, Houston Person, Pete Rugolo, Bud Shank, Lavay Smith, Sonny Stitt, Mike Vax, James Williams, Jessica Williams, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Dan Hicks, Big Jay McNeally, Maria Muldaur, and Steve Allen.